Philosophical Forum 50 (1):147-158 (2019)

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Seungbae Park
Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology
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If scientists embrace scientific realism, they can use a scientific theory to explain and predict observables and unobservables. If, however, they embrace scientific antirealism, they cannot use a scientific theory to explain observables and unobservables, and cannot use a scientific theory to predict unobservables. Given that explanation and prediction are means to make scientific progress, scientists can make more scientific progress, if they embrace scientific realism than if they embrace scientific antirealism.
Keywords Scientific Antirealism  Scientific Progress  Scientific Realism  Moore’s Paradox
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DOI 10.1111/phil.12211
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